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Vaccination for Carers
Sheffield Carers Centre has information on their website explaining about identifying carers and the vaccination process for carers in Sheffield.

NHS Identification Card for Unpaid Carers
As part of their Covid-19 work to support unpaid carers, NHS England prepared a carers’ identification letter and guidance. It has been developed to support unpaid carers, including young carers, who may need to provide care to people in their own home, or across multiple homes. Its purpose is to provide an explanation of why someone may need to be out more frequently or visit different homes during lockdown restrictions.

The letter confirms that a named carer is supporting a person receiving health and care services, who relies on their help to keep them safe and well. It also lists the task carers may need to perform and that that they need to go inside the home of the person they care for.

The letter has not been made available for the public to download, but can be issued to named carers by a health/care provider or carers’ support organisation, including from Disability Sheffield. However the Government’s Department Of Health And Social Care has issued guidance for unpaid carers.

Sheffield Carers Centre
Services are operating mostly as normal ( Wednesday drop-in sessions and April Carers Cafe are suspended)

Can help carers think about planning for an emergency – including what steps could be taken if carers become unwell.
Click here for details.

Carer Advice Line Tel: 0114 272 8362 Monday – Friday 9am-6pm

‘Keep in Touch’ Guide
Sheffield Carers Centre’s new guide aims to help carers, and those they care for maintain social connections whilst also following physical distancing guidelines. The 12-page guide highlights the importance of having social interaction and lists some of the most popular ways people are now keeping in touch. It also provides some inspirational real life examples of how people have made new friends. On a practical level, the guide includes links to some examples of the numerous local and national groups that can help people stay socially connected.

You can download the guide here .

To receive a free printed copy of the guide contact Sheffield Carers Centre.

Sheffield Carers Centre has information on their website explaining about identifying carers and the
vaccination process for carers in Sheffield.

Carers UK
Advice for carers, including how to protect the person you care for, contingency planning, and advice for working carers: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

Care Home Visiting
Sheffield City Council is encouraging and supporting care homes in Sheffield to provide safe visiting opportunities. The Council has issued a statement and guidance on visiting care homes safely on SheffNews.. This includes a link to the council’s website providing information about the existing local guidance on visiting in care homes.

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